Sunday, June 17, 2012

GSanitizer - Removes redirection links from google results page


This is nothing complicated, just a 10 minute project. 

When you search reddit on google & click on the reddit's link. The actual website (URL to be precise) that is opened is:
http://www.google.co.in/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=reddit&source=web&cd=1&sqi=2&ved=0CHMQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.reddit.com%2F&ei=r7TdT82BHc-rrAeK7ZjODQ&usg=AFQjCNGP2I23xwAzzicm-TwmDMKVU72m0w
And this way, Google knows that you opened that link. One downside of this is that Google knows what site you opened from the links & the other is that to go to reddit.com, you effectively open two URLs so the whole process gets slower.
Install these extensions & you can avoid all this & you will go directly to the website.
As chrome equivalent was not there, I made one.

The code is available on github at https://github.com/shadyabhi/GSanitizer

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